My focus as a psychotherapist is to help each individual achieve their full potential. Whether there is a current challenge or a broader goal to create change, the biggest indicator of success in therapy is the rapport one has with their therapist. I provide a safe environment in my office, one of support, honesty, trust and free of judgment. This is essential to the therapeutic process and in the client's ability to feel safe and understood. I assist and help guide my clients in life transformations, to gain insight and to live a better, more meaningful life.
Feeling overly stressed, disconnected in relationships or just going through a down turn can be very uncomfortable. If you are struggling to figure your situation on your own, I can provide hope, connection and strategies to address current stressors as well as behavior patterns that may have started in childhood. Seeking a therapist thats a good fit for you can be stressful as well. Great things can happen when you do find the right fit. This is very important to me. I am down to earth, experienced in life and have a talent for bringing out the best in people.
Hello, my name is Kathleen Mates-Youngman and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Author, National Speaker, and Registered Yoga Teacher. I have a private practice in Mission Viejo, CA, and am available for phone or Skype therapy sessions as well. I specialize in Couples Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Life Transitions. I am the author of "Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Conversations To Reconnect Relationships," published by Pesi Inc., am a National Speaker for Pesi, educating clinicians about Couples Therapy, conduct "Creating Connection in Your Relationship" workshops for couples independantly, and speak to Graduate students about the therapeutic process.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am specially trained to work with children, adults, couples, and families. My treatment approach provides support and feedback, helping clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
My clinical approach is systemic in nature, as I view people not as individuals in isolation, but as part of a larger family system. In this way, relationships, communication, and interactions between people are emphasized. Even when working with individuals, this approach is helpful and empowering.
Whether you are struggling with depression, suffering with anxiety or panic attacks, wrestling with your marriage, coping with divorce, dealing with an illness or death, feeling controlled or humiliated by your significant other, or living with a history of sexual abuse or assault, I can help you work on these issues. With over 22 years of clinical experience, I have helped many people improve their lives. Find your solutions and start feeling better today!
Hello, I am a psychologist, in practice for over 30 years. I enjoy working with people of all ages.
People often experience times of stress, depression or anxiety. Relationship problems or concern about children and teenagers are a source of considerable stress. I can provide support, teach new ways of coping with these problems and help you learn new ways of understanding and communicating with those you care about.
There are many effective ways to reduce anxiety and depression and improve your relationships. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you get started.
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse, religious abuse....
I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I believe that my job as a therapist is to work in a partnership with clients in learning more about themselves, resolving past pain and then achieving personal happiness. Personal growth and happiness is a goal that is unique to each individual. There is not just one way to achieve personal happiness and I will help each client find their own way to obtain their goals. I offer a solution-focused approach to therapy and I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques to help my clients reach their goals.
I work collaboratively with you to create the courage and strength it takes to begin your journey, overcoming the struggles that have been your obstacles thus far. My approach includes teaching/guiding you to listen to your gut, intuition, and life experiences, which will inevitably lead to deeper understanding and solution! I have an intuitive way of putting all the pieces together, allowing you to experience your "aha!" moment. My approach to therapy includes unconditional positive regard, loving honesty, and active collaboration! (There is no time in life for typical, passive, "uh-huh, and how does that make you feel?")
When you are experiencing cognitive (memory and thinking) difficulties;, you need to undergo a Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation by expert Neuropsychologist to determine the cause (diagnosis) and treatment recommendations. I have extensive training and experience in assessing brain disorders of patients 18 and above. My goal is to provide the highest quality of care while always placing the needs or my patients as my priority. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive environment where my clients can explore their emotional needs and overcome the obstacles which are keeping them from experiencing their fullest potential. I utilize a compassionate and collaborative approach in therapy to support my clients in addressing their life, relationships and the challenges they face. Whether you are seeking healing from the past, help for the present or hope for the future I can help!
Time to make a change? I am here to help. I practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on teaching coping skills and solving problems, and has been demonstrated by research to be highly effective in producing results. My specialties are anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I have experience successfully treating most problems. In addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, I focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness and meaningfulness. I work with all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love my work and I am very dedicated to seeing my clients improve!
Thank you for visiting our profile page. You are searching, not just for someone who can assist you with the issue you are struggling with, but someone you can connect with; someone who can truly understand you. The best way to find that person is to interview them on the phone. Credentials are only the starting place for a therapy relationship. Keep in mind you are choosing somebody with whom you can share pretty much everything about you; perhaps things you've never told any other person. Make sure you pick somebody you like & trust.
Regardless of one's age, there are times when outside support and assistance can be instrumental in overcoming life's struggles and/or in helping one to achieve their highest potential. I have over 20 years of counseling experience in schools serving students across all grade levels. I am also certificated in Play Therapy. While I provide therapy services to individuals of all ages, I have particular interest and skill in working with young people aged 2 through 18.
Life sometimes throws us a curve ball. Daily life struggles and stress that we have normally handled with relative ease can suddenly seem overwhelming. Too much stress and the inability to handle it properly can begin to undermine our potential to enjoy our work and to care for ourselves and others. Finances, parenting, relationships, school, care taking, health concerns, and loss can be stressful aspects of life. When we begin to internalize these external stressors it can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, poor health, phsysical/emotional exhaustion and relationship problems.
I am committed to helping people achieve a sense of happiness, health, and well-being and to maximize their potential in life. In our first session, we will explore the changes you want to make and together we will collaborate on a treatment plan designed to help you reach your goals. I see clients from age 16 to late adulthood for individual, couples or family therapy. I see people for a variety of issues and am especially skilled in working with families, older adults, executives, and other professionals. I'm skilled in many different types of evidenced based therapies.
I have extensive experience serving all ages. .I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support,couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving for. Treatment specialization includes Therapy for depression and anxiety;'couples counseling;family counseling; parenting support;counseling to grandparents raising grandchildren;grief counseling;work and career issues;stress management;addiction and recovery;conflict resolution and hypnotherapy.
Caring for my clients is not enough. The statements you find on this website are all from caring therapists. What's more important is finding the best therapist possible for YOU. If this were a life-threatening surgery for a loved one, you would do a lot of research and find the most qualified and experienced surgeon. You would do whatever you could to afford the very best help available. Don't settle for anything less for yourself when choosing a therapist. I want the absolute best for you! There are two important factors to consider when choosing a therapist.
My counseling is based on listening to you, using a combination of the tools that you have developed and the tools that I have learned, from my studies and throughout life.
We work together toward the goals of gaining understanding, clarity, direction, and growth, allowing for more enjoyment in your life.
I am committed to help you meet those goals.
Hello and welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist with over 44 years of experience practicing psychotherapy with individuals and couples. When you are feeling troubled and don't know where to turn, therapy can be a safe place to work through your difficulties and concerns. Many of us would rather try to deal with problems on our own; but when you are feeling "stuck" or when problems keep repeating, an objective person who knows how to listen can help you through a difficult time.